2015 in review


Hello, my dear readers, for the last time in 2015!

I have already done my final movie post of the year, which you can find here. This post will touch upon my personal life.

2015 were the craziest, most interesting and most rewarding year of my life so far. I started the year as a senior in high school and ended it as a freshman at a prestigious university in a different country. I made lots of great memories: preparation for prom and the most amazing prom night I could have asked for, stressful studying for exams, the actual exams and then graduation. I had to say goodbye to a wonderful bunch of people: my classmates and other people from school as well as my old swimming team. The summer of 2015 was full of anxiety – I felt very uncertain about the future but finally managed to make a decision, which I now believe to be the right one. I moved to a different country, which I have dreamed about doing for the past 8 years. I met lots of people from all over the world, joined a university swimming club and won my first medal in the university swimming competition. I also started to study new and exciting subjects, which made me question everything. I also managed to keep up this blog without any huge breaks. I delved deeper into my love for cinema. I read lots of new books. I also managed to participate in 7 running, 3 swimming and 1 cycling marathon as well as went to 2 concerts of my favorite singers – Ed Sheeran and Loreen. I spent a few weeks volunteering at a basketball event and made amazing new friends as well as improved my skills of communication and organization. Lastly, I managed to pass my driving exam during the Christmas season!

However, the most important accomplished of this year was the fact that I finally became happy in my own skin. I got to know myself much more deeply and started trusting my judgement much more. I have finally understood what makes me happy, so I don’t need to follow the crowd anymore. My only goal for 2016 is to fully enjoy the life that I am living, even if it does not seem like a good life at times. What are your goals for the next year?

How are you going to celebrate the end of 2015? I will probably lay in bed with a bucket of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and will watch live streams of NYE celebrations and fireworks from all the different time zones – and you know what? I am fine with that.

P.S. Bellow, you will find all the statistical figures of this year, if that interests you. Bye!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,900 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Top 6 Favorite Youtubers!!


This week I am going to tell you all about my favorite youtubers. I was planning to do Top 5, but I just couldn’t leave out one of them, so therefore, it is Top 6. I believe that this list will appeal to everybody’s taste, because here we have some nerd stuff, some fashion, lifestyle, adventures and some cooking. (I have a serious sweet tooth problem). Enjoy!

1. FASHION and BEAUTY. There are a lot of great Beauty Gurus on youtube like Tanya Burr, MissGlamorazzi, but my favorite one is Zoe Sugg known as Zoella . She is British vlogger and beauty guru currently living in Brighton. She also has a blog www.zoella.co.uk . I love her quirky and girly personality as well as the way she communicates with her fans. She radiates positive energy towards everybody. I love her style too – girly dresses, shirts with collars ( I can die for a great collar shirt), slouchy jumpers and disco pants. Her hairstyles are also very cute – simple but always polished. Messy buns, halo or fish tale braids are my favorite. On her channel https://www.youtube.com/user/zoella280390 you will find cosmetics’ and clothes’ hauls, DIY videos, “How to” and “favorite things” videos and also little insights into her personal life with Q&As and variety of challenges. Not a long time ago she hit 4 million subscribers and this number is growing everyday.

2.ADVENTURE – when I need some adrenaline the channel I turn to is FunForLouis run by Louis Cole from Great Britain. His daily vlogs show world through his eyes. He has already traveled to every content I think, but right now he is in the USA relaxing after PlaylistLive convention and road trip through out the country. His signature style is dreadlocks, colorful penny boards and a vest t-shirts. I love different intros he does every time and the same line he says at the end of the video : “Peace out, enjoy life and live the adventure. Buuum!”. I believe that this is a great motto for life. He has around 640 thousand subscribers but he deserves a lot more so check him out.: https://www.youtube.com/user/FunForLouis

3. LIFESTYLE – my favorite gay on the whole Internet is Tyler Oakley. He is the person you want to be friends with. His sassy personality, strong opinion and immeasurable love for his people makes him the best there is. His channel is full of everything: challenges, Q&As, fangirling videos, collabs (drunk collabs included) as well as videos addressing important issues (e.g. health care). His always changing hair color never disappoints or bores. Fans love to ship him with other youtubers, but the pair they worship is Troyler (Tyler Oakley + Troye Sivan – fellow South African/Australian youtuber). Tyler’s positive view to life is infectious. The amount of fans he has grows everyday, so become one and SLAY ( I mean join) him here: https://www.youtube.com/user/tyleroakley

4. COOKING – my favorite chef on the Internet is Australian home cook – Ann Reardon form “How too cook that”. On this channel she shows us how to make chocolates desserts and decorations, various theme cakes (Divergent cake, One Direction cake) and other desserts (Facebook dessert, Twitter and Instagram dessert). Her work on youtube led to the creation of her own “Surprise Cakes” app which is really fun for kids and adults likewise to use. Her step by step tutorials while using tools found at hand make everything seem easy and accomplish-able. But be careful – do not eat to much sweets. However, that is a very hard thing to do, when every Friday you find a new indulgent recipe that makes your mouth water. Her half a million subscribers are waiting for you to join right here: https://www.youtube.com/user/howtocookthat

5. NERD – One of my favorite nerd type channels is Emergency Awesome run by Charlie . Here you can find videos about Game of Thrones,Walking Dead,Arrow, Doctor Who and other both fantasy TV series and movies. I really like they way his video are styled. One day you get the review of the episode, the next day Q&A about the review. Here you can get deeper insight into fantasy world. Help to get him to 200 000 subsribers : https://www.youtube.com/user/emergencyawesome

6. NERD – the last channel I want to present is comicbookgilr19 https://www.youtube.com/user/comicbookgirl19 . Her reviews, top lists and other videos make watching TV series and movies even more interesting than it already is. Pre-histories of fantasy worlds, character videos or explanations, “changes from book to a movie” type of videos can all be found on her channel. What I like most about her, is that she is not afraid to be herself and to stand for what she beliefs in : recently she attend SeaWorld protest that want to free sea creatures which are held in captivity.

That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed this list of my favorite youtubers. Find me on different social media sites :
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